Peter Mark Low Pay Loophole

In recent days Peter Mark imposed a new training fee on its trainees. It did this explicitly to recoup from trainees the benefits lost due to the abolition of training rates to low-paid workers following the Government’s much trumpeted and very welcome enactment of the Employment (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018.

This matter has been highlighted by Unite the Union, Republic of Ireland, which has written to the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection. Legislative steps need to be taken to prohibit employers from such behaviour!